Dr Amrit Daffu-O'Reilly

Dr Amrit Daffu-O'Reilly


I am a Research Fellow on the Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescribing Study (CHIPPS) and I joined the School of Healthcare in May 2015. This 5 year NIHR funded multi-centre study aims to improve medicines management in care homes and quality of life for care home residents. I am responsible for the day to day running of the trial in Yorkshire, which includes recruiting sites for the trial, recruiting participants, collecting data, conducting qualitative interviews and conducting analysis.

I completed a PhD in Health Psychology from the University of Leeds in 2012. The research involved developing a novel, theoretically driven quasi-RCT intervention to persuade young British South Asians to change their dietary and physical activity habits to prevent CHD in the future. The research utilised both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Since then, I have worked in the fields of patient safety, chronic cancer care and the health of older people who live in the community and in care homes. I have also completed a Masters degree in Health Psychology.

Prior to working at Leeds, I worked at the Bradford Institute for Health Research.  


  • Research Fellow for Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescribing Study - CHIPPS

Research interests

Amrit has research interests in behaviour change to prevent and manage disease, reducing health inequalities, minority ethnic health, especially British South Asians, coronary heart disease and diabetes prevention, using medicines safely and health literacy. 


  • PhD - Health Psychology
  • MSc - Health Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma - Psychology
  • BA (Hons) Modern Languages and European Politics

Research groups and institutes

  • Medicines optimisation